Bestansur Neolithic settlement
Bestansur Neolithic settlement is part of the Tentative list of Iraq in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Bestansur is a Neolithic site from around 7700-7100 BC, which makes it one of the earliest built settlements. It consists of a mound with mudbrick buildings. Plastered walls (including the use of red and black pigments) have been discovered at this archaeological site during excavations in the 2010’s.
Map of Bestansur Neolithic settlementLoad map
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2017 Added to Tentative List
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